History

The RABC thanks the community coalition (the American Cancer Society, the Junior League of Topeka, Inc., Stormont-Vail HealthCare and St. Francis Health Center) which gave us our beginning.
We are thankful to the vision and financial support of those organizations for creating the Race Against Breast Cancer and we look forward to serving our community for years to come. The Race Against Breast Cancer is a race we cannot lose!

The RABC also thanks the hundreds of committee volunteers that have made this organization what it is today. They have truly made a difference! Thank you.

1991 5K Chair – Pam Alexander & Billie Hall
1993 5K Chair – Ann Hoover
1994 5K Chair – Debbie Geist
1995 5K Chair – Paula Baum
1996 5K Chair – Joni Merillat
1997 5K Chair – Sophie George – Honorary Chair-KS First Lady Linda Graves
1998 5K Chair – Joni Merillat – Honorary Chair – Mayor Joan Wagnon
1999 5K Chair – Joni Merillat – Honorary Chair – Kathleen Sebelius, KS Insurance Comissioner
2000 5K Chair – Kathy Stacken – Honorary Chair – Rose Diehl, KMAJ
2001 5K Chair – Pam Alexander – Honorary Chair – Dr. Jerry Farley, President Washburn University
2002 5K Chair – Cindy Samuelson – Honorary Chair – Linda P Jeffrey
2003 5K Chair – Pam Brandsted – Honorary Chair – Dr. Bernita Berntsen
2004 5K Chair – Cindy Samuelson – Honorary Chair – Ron Thornburg, KS Secretary of State
2005 5K Chair – Tami Zeilinger – Honorary Chair – Melissa Brunner
2006 5K Chair – Pam Alexander – Honorary Chair – Billie Gibson Hall
2007 5K Chair – Jerri Blassingame – Honorary Chair – Kris Robbins, CEO of Security Benefit
2008 5K Chair – Dawn Robertson – Honorary Chair – Chris Gallagher, KMAJ
2009 5K Chair – Shirley Hollis – Honorary Chair – Sherriff Richard Barta
2010 5K Chair – Rachel McLin – Honorary Chair – Sandy Praeger, KS Insurance Commissioner
2011 5K Chair – Cindy Samuelson – Honorary Chairs – Robert Erickson, St Francis Health Center CEO & Maynard Oliverius, Stormont-Vail HealthCare CEO
2012 5K Chair – Brie Engelken – Honorary Chair – John B. Dicus, Chairman, President & CEO, Capitol Federal
2013 5K Chair – Breanna Berroth – Honorary Chair – Andrew C. Corbin, President and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of KS
2014 5K Chair – Tiffany Logue – Honorary Chairs – Don & Barbara Stone, owners of Topeka Roadrunners
2015 5K Chair – Dawn Robertson – Honorary Chair – Jim Ogle
2016 5K Chair – Katy Nelson – Honorary Chair – Dustin Dick, principal of USD 501 Topeka West High School